West Odessa VFD Receives Generous Donation

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - On the heels of one of the busiest fire seasons on record, the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department is getting some much needed help.

At Monday's County Commissioners meeting, Fire Chief Jimmy Ellis told Commisisoners he had received a very generous donation.

Someone had donated a newer truck to add to the fleet currently in use.

While it's not exactly brand new, it's a far cry from the older model trucks they have, that are in constant need of repair.

Ellis says the new truck will help them out a lot.

"Not only will it give us a better chassis for it, but it will give us four-wheel drive, off-road capabilities that will help us immensely," Ellis said.

The new truck will replace a older 80's model truck, and will be put to use as soon as they rig it up with the existing tank and pump, and the search continues for a second truck as well.

In other business, the Ector County Commissioners voted unamimously to extend the current burn ban for another 30 days.

Something that Ellis says he is very grateful for as well.